Frank Anechiarico, Hamilton College professor of government, announces the launch of the College/Community Partnership for Racial Justice Reform at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. The goal of the partnership is to "pursue constructive, equitable change in the criminal justice system locally and statewide."
September 30, 2020. Historical roots, international examples and the current American experience of racism. What forms does it take? The damage done to families, public health, and education. How to restore community wellness in affected neighborhoods.
October 7, 2020. The undoubted need for more diversity in criminal justice agencies at all levels. The way in which organizational culture and role-identity can override the positive effects of diversity. How to re-form criminal justice agencies using values of accountability and inclusion.
October 14, 2020. Legal standards in New York State, training, interpretations in community, stop/question/frisk, de-escalation and traffic stops, alternative best practices.
October 21, 2020. Operations of the courts. Plea bargaining as it affects marginalized populations. Restorative justice as an alternative.
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